Photoactive dye could prevent infection during bone-repair surgery
Posted: 07 May 2015 06:31 AM PDT
A green dye that sticks to bone grafts becomes antimicrobial with the flick of a light switch and could help reduce the risk of infections during bone-reconstruction surgeries, scientists report. In theory, they explain, the dye could be added to the currently used protocols for sterilizing the bone prior to use in surgery.

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